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House Of Fun – Who Was Your First Pop Star Crush? And An Exciting Event You Can Get Involved in At Ford Dunton to Raise Money for a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

On tonight’s show Karin Ridgers chats to Jason Wills about his fundraising for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and a fantastic event coming up at Ford at Dunton, Essex that you can take part in too. (More details below!)

And who was your first pop star crush? You tell us about yours and some interesting ones too!

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Tonight’s playlist:

Madness – Wings Of A Dove
Adam Ant – Prince Charming
Chumbawamba – Tubthumping
Nick Jonas – Jealous
Take That – Back for Good
Queen – Bicycle Race
Sleeper – Sale Of The Century
Harry Styles – Sign Of The Times
Level 42 – The Sun Goes Down (Livin’ It Up)
Bros – When Will I Be Famous
Jonas Brothers – What I Go To School For
McFly – Five Colours In Her Hair
Haircut 100 – Fantastic Day
Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now
Wham! – Club Tropicana
Queen and David Bowie – Under Pressure
Mark Ronson & Miley Cyrus – Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
Blondie – Call Me
A-Ha – Take On Me


The type 1 diabetes charity, JDRF, is partnering with Ford Britain to bring the first Cycle for a Cure event to the UK on 18th May 2019.

This event provides the chance to cycle around the Ford test track and surrounding Essex countryside while helping to fund life-changing research to treat, prevent and cure type 1 diabetes.

Ford of Britain Chairman, Graham Hoare and Managing Director, Andy Barratt said:

“Ford is delighted to be working with JDRF on the 2019 Cycle for a Cure event. It is our hope that lots of people will get involved and help raise vital funds for the continued research this amazing organisation is doing to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.”

About the event

The event takes place at 8:00 am at Ford Dunton Technical Centre, Dunton, Essex SS15 6EE.

Adults can choose from two distances – 50 km or 100 km – that will both finish back at the Ford Dunton Technical Centre.

As well as the advanced and intermediate course for adults, there is also a child-friendly session on the Ford Dunton Test Track and lots of fun activities on the day.

There will also be the chance to WIN an exclusive ride in the new Ford GT used at Le Mans, a variety of Ford Heritage Vehicles on display, cycling related workshops and games for family and friends as well as a virtual reality experience from the Ford Share the Road team.

The Cycle for a Cure Event Village will provide entertainment, guest speakers, type 1 diabetes workshops and a variety of street food stalls for family members and friends. There will also be an award ceremony with different cycling jerseys for different winner categories.

About type 1 diabetes 

  • Type 1 diabetes  is an autoimmune disease that can happen to anyone, regardless of family history and is not caused by diet or lifestyle choices
  • People with type 1 diabetes rely on multiple insulin injections or pump infusions every day just to stay alive, until we find the cure
  • Type 1 diabetes affects about 400,000 people in the UK, 29,000 of them are children

About JDRF 

JDRF is the leading global organisation funding type 1 diabetes  research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than £1.69 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organisation built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with type 1 diabetes. Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and our vision of a world without type 1 diabetes. For more information, please visit


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